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Experimental study of a pulse detonation rocket with Shchelkin spiral

  • F. K. Lu
  • J. M. Meyers
  • D. R. Wilson
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Abstract

Aerodynamics Research Center, University of Texas at Arlington, TX 76019, USA There is much recent interest in the development of propulsion systems using high-frequency pulsed detonations [1]. An important technical challenge remains the ability to achieve consistent, repetitive detonations in a short distance. The direct initiation of detonation requires an inordinate amount of energy while a deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT) occurs at lower energies but requires excessive length for aerospace propulsion applications.

Keywords

Detonation Wave Cycle Frequency Drive Gear Overpressure Peak Detonation Tube 
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  • F. K. Lu
  • J. M. Meyers
  • D. R. Wilson

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